I've been looking for a pair of headphones. In fact I was going to purchase the new Beat By Dre Pro headphones but I'm glad I decided to do some research before spurging $450 because I found this forum. Before I go on, I would like to thank you all for providing detailed reviews and information. I currently own a pair of in-ear Monster Turbine. I think it is quite good and still enjoy them and will continue to use them for commuting/studying in library purposes. However I think it's time for a good pair of headphones for home. I don't think I am willing to spend more than $300 to maximum of $500. Also I'm going to order the FiiO E7 portable dac/amp for my laptop/iphone.
I've been looking at Sennheiser HD650, Grado 325is, AKG K701/2, Beyerdynamic DT880 / DT990. I have not tried any of these headphones. I was leaning toward 325is until I went to a store called Hi-Fi Centre that sells Grado and Denon headphones. But the guy was so busy helping a customer he didn't even help me while I looked stupidly at the 325is for 5 minutes and left the store feeling unwanted. It was $125 overpriced too. By the way, what's with the foam on the 325is? It feels uncomfortable. I like the padding on Beyerdynamic's it looks very comfortable.
I enjoy listening to many genre of music. From rap to rock to trance. So could someone recommend me a headphone? It doesn't have to be from the list above. I would like to use it with the FiiO E7 (or if someone could recommend better usb dac/amp in the $100-200 range) connected to my laptop or ipod so if there is a compatible issue, just wanted to let you know so you can let me know :)
Again, thanks for everything.